I've had my 2014 435i M Sport about two weeks now. I was looking for a fun to drive, daily driver that wouldn't beat me up. After looking at a wide variety of cars ranging from the 911 (silly expensive) to the Corvette (gorgeous, but tiring) to the Z4 (too small for a daily driver), I settled on the 4 series. The 428 was nice, but the 300HP of the 435 beckoned. I have the 6 speed manual, upgraded 19" wheels with summer run flats, and the technology package (the HUD is great fun!) ... in classic Alpine White with a black leather interior. This is a fantastic car. Beautifully styled, extremely competent and lively to drive, yet very comfortable. The 6 speed manual is a blast. I considered the M4 just for the DCT alone, which I drove in the M3 last Spring at M School. In the end, I realized that - short of the track - there is no where I can drive the M4 the way is designed to be driven. So I passed and went for the next best thing. No regrets ... with 300HP in a 3600 pound car, I feel like I have 90% of the M4's fun quotient in a more practical package. BTW, I highly recommend attending the two day M School in Spartanburg. You get to drive the M3, M5, and M6 on a closed track with lots of wheel time. It's a kick, and will also make you a better driver. Apparently, a high percentage of M School attendees buy a BMW within one year, so be prepared!